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Business development

If your project is looking to become more sustainable through trading, or you are already a social enterprise, there is plenty of support and training out there to help you.

Where to go for training

  • Just Enterprise: business support, start-up, procurement and learning services are available for social enterprise
  • First Port: business support for new start social entrepreneurs
  • Social Enterprise Academy: courses cover topics such as business development, leadership and accounting. All courses are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management; there are bursaries available
  • Business Gateway: runs a number of networking and training opportunities free to businesses


Go to our page on social enterprise for guides, toolkits and other resources